Daily Archives: December 17, 2013

Play and Learn group offered for children 5 and under

December 17, 2013
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The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital was awarded a Quality Enhancement grant from the Bristol School Readiness Council to support a free six-week Play and Learn Group for parents and children age 5 and younger. This group will help participants meet other families with young children and offers early learning activities to help…

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Registration open for Tunxis winter session

December 17, 2013
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TunxisCommunity College is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session, which runs Dec. 30 to Jan. 17. Registration is currently under way and will be accepted through Dec. 30 until 4:30 p.m., prior to the registrant’s first scheduled class. Three-credit courses meet Monday through Friday during the two weeks at a very accelerated pace.…

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Red Cross, Walmart team up on training for entry-level healthcare careers

December 17, 2013
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The American Red Cross will help 2,500 students across the U.S. receive training for entry-level healthcare careers through the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) program thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. The program is available in Bethel, Bridgeport, East Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven and more than 100 other locations in…

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Parenting program offered to prevent risky behavior by teens

December 17, 2013
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The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital was recently awarded a grant from the Local Prevention Council to fund a two-part parenting series that will delve into the choices teens face daily, including important prevention issues, such as suicide, drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. Discussions also will include information about the internet and social…

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After the snow, break out the shorts

December 17, 2013
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After the snow, break out the shorts

After this week’s snow, AccuWeather is reporting the region should expect record breaking warm temperatures this coming weekend. AccuWeather.com reports a brief, but major shift in the weather pattern will send warm air northward and will produce a zone of heavy rain in a large part of the eastern half of the nation this weekend.…

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Choirs to perform cantata this Sunday

December 17, 2013
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The choirs of Bristol Baptist Church and St. Joseph Church are combining to present the cantata, “Emmanuel, God With Us” on Sunday, Dec. 22. The cantata will be a part of the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St. (across from Imagine Nation). Then, it will be presented again at St.…

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Recreation Dept. programs take registration in Jan.

December 17, 2013
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Bristol Parks and Recreation Winter Spring Program registration will open Jan. 13, 2014. Registration is available online at www.bristolrec.com, in person at the Parks and Recreation office (111 North Main St) or over the phone at (860)584 to 6160. Youth Sports Programs: Mini Hoops (3 to 5 years), Pony League Baseball (13 to 18 years),…

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Facebook page to help Terryville mother

December 17, 2013
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A Facebook page called “Christmas for Gage” was started up by loved ones after a Terryville mother was robbed of funds designated for Christmas presents. The family has gone through many trials and tribulations, the page said, so this Facebook page is a way for the public to make a donation to the family for…

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Malloy partially activates Emergency Operations Center; Urges caution for p.m. commute

December 17, 2013
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 1:00PM today to monitor storm conditions across the state heading into the afternoon rush hour. “After talking with my emergency management officials and assessing the situation, we will be partially activating the State Emergency Operations Center at 1 p.m. today,” said Governor…

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Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, AccuWeather says

December 17, 2013
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Expect 3 to 6 inches of snow, AccuWeather says

    Snowstorm Targets New York City to Boston     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 17 December 2013 – AccuWeather.com reports after a snowstorm dropped as much as 14 inches of snow in New England this weekend, another round is on the way. A system that started in the Midwest on Monday will track…

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